Causes and Triggers of Psoriasis
For those who live with psoriasis, everyday tasks like engaging with friends or meeting with work colleagues can be a challenge. If you’re living with this skin condition, then it’s important that you meet with a Salt Lake City dermatologist to find out what resources are available to treat your psoriasis and restore your confidence. Let’s explore some of the causes of psoriasis.
Genetics play a huge role in determining whether or not a person will develop psoriasis in his or her lifetime. If Dr. Douglas Woseth, Dr. Leonard Swinyer, or Dr. Angela Brimhall diagnosed you with psoriasis, then be sure to look into your family history to find out if others lived with the disease. Ruling out or establishing a genetic link can help your dermatologist learn more about your personal triggers before creating a treatment plan.
A Confused Immune System
Another large factor that contributes to psoriasis development or a flare-up itself is the body’s immune system. Instead of sending proper signals to the body using cytokines, or special proteins, the cytokines get incorrect directions and instead encourage a negative response. This negative response manifests as an attack on the skin, resulting in inflammation and rapid skin cell growth.
Common Triggers that Incite Flare-Ups
Skin doctors who research and treat psoriasis know that there are certain triggers that can cause psoriasis to worsen. Some of the most common triggers that incite flare-ups include skin or internal infection, the use of certain medications, a serious injury, and stress. Psoriasis treatments will focus on treating the disease and preventing flare-ups with medication and lifestyle changes such as stress relief through exercise.
Now that you know more about the causes of psoriasis, find out how it can be treated with help from the cosmetic dermatology specialists here at Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology. We also offer skincare additional services that include acne treatment and rosacea treatment. Call 801-266-8841 to schedule a consultation today.